Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Barstow, CA - Holiday Inn Express Barstow-Historic Route 66

Address:   1861 West Main Street                  Phone:  760-256-1300

Location/ Directions:   I-15,  Exit L Street and turn Right.  Turn Right onto Main St.  Hotel is 0.5 mi on the left.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $95.00                               AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 65-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Pets Allowed (fee), Truck / RV Parking, Fitness Center, Business Center, Free Buffet Breakfast, Free Morning Newspaper, Color Cable / Satellite TV, Stereo, VCR, Work Desk w/ Lamp, Two-line Speakerphone with Voice Mail, Free Local Phone Calls, High-speed Internet Access, Hairdryer, Coffee Maker, Microwave Oven, Mini Refrigerator, Tea Maker, Crib, Double Glazed Windows, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board, Rollaway Bed (fee), Windows Open by Guest, Barbeque Grills, Outdoor Pool, Ice Machine.

Railroad View:  Fair distant view of BNSF's Barstow Yard.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak ? (Amtrak maybe out of view).

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Comments:  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  Holiday Inn is marked in yellow.  The yard is to the right.

BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Barstow, CA - Ramada Barstow

Address:   1511 East Main Street                  Phone:  760-256-5673

Location/ Directions:  L.A/San Bernardino: I-15 north to Barstow, exit East Main Street, left over freeway, 2 blocks on right.  Or from Needles / Arizona: I-40 west to Barstow, exit East Main Street, proceed 1/4 mile on right.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):  $79.00                                 AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 148-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Free Continental Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet, Pets Allowed (fee), Pool, Truck / Bus Parking, Microwave And Refrigerator, 27 inch Color television with remote control HBO / ESPN / CNN, Coffee maker with coffee, Oversize desk, Voice mail and data port, AM/FM Clock radio, Full-size iron and ironing board, Hair dryer, Connecting rooms available, Cribs and rollaways available.

Railroad View:  Good View.  Any room on the back side (north side) of the motel should provide a good railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  (Transcon-Mainline).  Over 70 trains a day pass through here.

Notes:    

Comments:  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  The Ramada is on the south side of BNSF's Transcon Mainline.  3rd floor rooms will give you the best view, keeping you above the bushes and few short trees.

BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Barstow, CA - Best Western Desert Villa Inn 

Address:  1984 East Main Street                   Phone:  760-256-1781

Location/ Directions: I-15 north, Exit East Main Street, make a right BEST WESTERN Desert Villa Inn is half mile on the right.  OR I-40 West, Exit east main street, the exit leads to a stop sign. The BEST WESTERN Desert Villa Inn is across the street from the stop sign.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $69.00                      AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 95-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Pets Allowed (fee), Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet, Outdoor pool , 24-hour front desk, Free parking, Truck/RV parking, Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms, Exercise facility 24 hour, Convenience store,
Cable satellite television with HBO, Air-conditioning, Free local calls under 30 minutes, Free long distance access, Iron & ironing board, Hairdryer, Coffee/tea maker, Refrigerator, Microwave, AM/FM alarm clock, Wake-up calls, Cribs available. 

Railroad View:  Good View.  A room on the 2nd floor in the center on the east building will give you the best view.  Several room in this motel will give you a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  (Transcon-Mainline).  Over 70 trains a day pass through Barstow.

Notes:    

Comments:  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  Aerial view (lower left): The Best Western motel are both of the long buildings on each side of the parking lot.  The building closer to the top of the photo is the east building, easily you can see it will have a better view of the railroad.  Lower Right: With the photographers back to the motel, a eastbound BNSF double stack train races past the Best Western.  This motel should provides the best viewing compared to other motel in Barstow.